S2019 - Designing Panel & Photo Quilts in EQ8

With Mary Ellen Kranz


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Class Overview

Using EQ8′s Image Worktable, learn to edit and transform photos to become key design elements of your next quilt. Explore various ways to incorporate images into quilt settings on your computer screen. Use color matching tools and the latest fabric printing techniques.

Love panels? Learn the best ways for getting your panel print into EQ8 at the correct size, then get tips for designing perfect borders around your panel. Only need to use part of the panel? No problem! EQ’s photo tools allow you to use whichever part of your panel you need!

Course Topics

  • Import photos at the proper size for your quilt and for EQ8.
  • Adjust colors of your photos to blend with your fabrics.
  • Use the Eyedropper tool to find colors within your photo to use in your borders and blocks.
  • Learn to crop and straighten panel prints for use in your design.

Who Should Take this Course

  • Confident beginner-level students with basic EQ8 knowledge.
  • Students wanting to use photos and/or panel images in their quilt designs.

Course Includes

  • Take-home handouts.
  • Complete instructions for finding EQ8 help: When to get it? Where to go?
  • Classroom assistance from EQ staff.

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